Directorate of Standards and Guidance - Directory of Offices & Staff

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Directorate of Standards & Guidance
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210

Andrew Levinson

Director

Maureen Ruskin

Deputy Director
Office of the Director | 202-693-1950
  • Pamela Barclay, MPH, MS Health Scientist

  • Christie Garner, Program Analyst

  • Inanje Mintz, Public Health Educator

  • Estelle Berman, Program Analyst

  • Anissa Harmon, Program Analyst

  • Robert Stone, Economist

Office of Biological Hazards

The mission of the Office of Biological Hazards is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations and guidance addressing exposures to harmful biological agents.

  • Jessica Schifano, JD, MPH, Director

  • Ashley Bieniek-Tobasco, DrPH, MPH, Health Scientist

  • Sharon Carr, Health Scientist

  • Deirdre Green, PhD, Research Health Science Specialist

  • Natalia Stakhiv, MPH, Health Scientist

  • Meghan Stark, PhD, Research Health Science Specialist

Office of Chemical Hazards - Metals

The mission of the Office Of Chemical Hazards (Metals) is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations and guidance addressing exposures to harmful chemical (metal) agents.

  • Tiffany DeFoe, Director

  • Peter Andrews, Industrial Hygienist

  • Janet Carter, Health Scientist

  • Brenda Finter, Industrial Hygienist

  • Deana Holmes, MT, Health Scientist

  • Jennifer Lawless, CSP, Industrial Hygienist

  • David Valiante, Health Scientist

Office of Chemical Hazards - Non Metals

The mission of the Office of Chemical Hazards (Non-Metals) is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations and guidance addressing exposures to harmful chemical (non-metal) agents.

  • David O'Connor, MPH, Director

  • William Baughman, MS, MPH, Health Scientist

  • Jonathan Bearr, PhD, Health Scientist

  • Annette Iannucci, MS, DABT, Health Scientist

  • Madeline Ludwig, MPH, Industrial Hygienist

  • Aalok Oza, Industrial Hygienist

  • Varun Patel, Industrial Hygienist

Office of Engineering Safety

The mission of the Office of Engineering Safety is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations and guidance addressing engineering safety areas.

  • Lisa Long, Director

  • Yanina Breakiron, Chemical Engineer

  • David Chicca, Safety Engineer

  • Dennis Dudzinski, CSP, MBA, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

  • Jonathan Horton, Safety Engineer

  • Ken Stevanus, Mechanical Engineer

  • Blair Thompson, Mechanical Engineer

Office of Information Quality & Paperwork Reduction

The mission of Paperwork Reduction Staff is to analyze and evaluate workplace standards and regulations to ensure compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, to perform surveys and studies to obtain data and information needed to close gaps in the rulemaking record identified during or subsequent to hearings, and to assess and manage collection of information requirements imposed by Agency rules and regulations.

  • Seleda Perryman, Director

  • Anthony Blevins, Regulatory Specialist

  • Belinda Cannon, Program Analyst

  • Georgia Economou, Regulatory Specialist

  • Joann Green, Regulatory Specialist

  • Theda Kenney, Regulatory Specialist

  • Robert Washington, MPH, Regulatory Specialist

Office of Maritime and Agriculture

The mission of the Office of Maritime and Agriculture is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations, and guidance materials addressing the occupational risks in the maritime and agricultural industries.

  • Amy Wangdahl, CSP, Director

  • Cheryl Gannon, Physical Scientist

  • Carla Marcellus, Advisory Committee Program Specialist

  • Danielle Watson, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

  • Acie Zachary, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Office of Physical Hazards & Others

The mission of the Office of Physical Hazards is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards and guidance addressing exposures to harmful physical hazards, e.g., non-ionizing and ionizing radiation, noise, vibrations, temperature extremes, pressure extremes, etc., as well as the development of workplace standards and guidance addressing exposures to other designated health hazards.

  • Stephen Schayer, PhD, CIH, Director

  • Eduardo Hernandez, MPH, Research Health Science Specialist

  • Zoe Petropoulos, PhD, Research Health Science Specialist

  • Ryan Tremain, MPH, Health Scientist

  • Augusta Williams, ScD, MPH, Health Scientist

Office of Regulatory Analysis – Health
  • Chuck McCormick, Director

  • Bob Blicksilver, Economist

  • Greg Kuczura, Economist

  • Bryan Lincoln, Economist

  • Tom Mockler, Economist

Office of Regulatory Analysis – Safety
  • Jessica Stone, Director

  • Cherron Cox, Economist

  • Adriana Lopez-Menendez, Economist

  • Sutton Puglia, Economist

  • Tom Ransdell, Economist

  • Brian Sloboda, Economist

  • Britni Wilcher, Economist

Office of Safety Systems

The mission of the Office of Safety Systems is to contribute to ensuring safe and healthful working conditions through the development of standards, regulations, and guidance for the identification, prevention, and control of safety hazards regarding fire protection, explosives, hazardous materials, chemical processes, fall protection personal protective equipment, emergency response, and other fundamental workplace safety issues.

  • Mark Hagemann, Director

  • Bill Hamilton, Fire Prevention Engineer

  • Ron McGraw, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

  • Omar Whitfield, Safety Engineer

  • William Zettler, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Office of Technological Feasibility
  • Joseph Coble, ScD, CIH, Director